- 2 BR
- Sleeps 4
- from € /nt
This lovely vacation home rental in Portugal was once a fisherman’s house. Like much of the old town of Olhão, it’s Moorish in style, but it was recently given a sleek, contemporary makeover. We particularly love the rooftop terrace, with its lounge chairs and dipping pool – and spectacular views across the rooftops of the old town.
This Moorish fisherman’s house is located on a narrow street in the historical heart of Olhão. An elegant white cube with a green shuttered doorway, it combines a traditional exterior with a really cool contemporary interior.
We love the high ceilings, tall windows, white walls, polished floors, and the abundant use of wood panels in the kitchen and lining the interior staircase. Decor is simple with fun features like a decorative sea urchin sculpture and rough-hewn wooden footstools. This is a home made for relaxing, with its two outdoor spaces – a dining terrace plus a rooftop garden with lounge chairs, a dipping pool, an outdoor shower, as well as lovely views over the old town.
The house sleeps four comfortably in two bedrooms (one with en-suite bathroom). In the living area, there are two sofa beds that offer flexibility for different sleeping configurations (or extra space for a small child). There is also a modern open-plan kitchen that opens onto the dining terrace. This is a beautiful vacation home rental in Portugal, perfect for a family or friends sharing.
The kitchen has a fridge/freezer, induction cooking units, oven/grill, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, utensils and silverware. There is a hairdryer, washing machine, iron and board. There is wifi throughout the house, and free public parking on the street.
Olhão is the largest fishing port in the Algarve, and has great character. Its buildings are Moorish in style, and there is a beautiful long, paved promenade along the waterfront. Two market buildings sit side-by-side nearby, offering fish fresh from the sea, as well as local fruit and vegetables. There are also plenty of pavement cafes, perfect for hanging out and watching the marina.
The town is surrounded by ilhas, or sand-split island beaches (like Ilha da Culatra and Ilha da Armona) reached by ferry, and a marshy lagoon, the Reserva Natural da Ria Formosa, a conservation area for birds and marine life.
Olhão, Faro, Algarve, Portugal. Nearest airport: Faro (10 mins).
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Peak period is summer, but the property is great year round.
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|Bed Type||2 queens and 2 sofa beds*|
|Accommodate||Sleeps 4 guests|
|Pet friendly||No pets|
|Rates||Rates start at €160 per night with minimum 3 night stay, except from June - September when it is 7 nights, Saturday to Saturday. See rates table|
|Minimum Stay||3 Nights|
|View||City streets and rooftops|
Check in: 3:30pm
Check out: 11am
Security deposit: €350 upon arrival.
A non-refundable 30% deposit secures the booking, and the balance is payable 6 weeks before the arrival date.
There is an extra charge for electricity for air conditioning in warmer and heat in colder months, according to consumption.
All linen and towels are provided (including beach towels). A set of 8 extra towels costs €25.
A cot (size: 60×120) for children up to 3 years, a feeding chair and baby bedding are available for €25 per week, on request.
*The sofa beds can be used to sleep an extra child, or if the four guests would prefer not to share the queen-sized beds. There will be a charge of €25 per bed per stay to cover the costs of the additional bedding.
|Seasonal Dates||Weekly rate||Nightly rate|
|December 15- January 15||€890||€160|